Last week, I wrote about our whole school focus on helping our students to become even better learners in the medium of English. Confidence in public speaking, entertaining and communicating important issues to a large audience using correct English, is an important skill. With this in mind, it was great to listen to our Year 11 and Year 13 presenters in assembly today. Duc Tuan and Ha Ngan gave an account of their recent trip to New York to take part in the Nord Anglia Education UN session on the Global Goals. They spoke with a passion about their experience of taking part in debates, listening to honoured guest speakers and meeting with other students around the world. However, their work has only just begun as they are now our BIS Ambassadors and will help us to work on raising awareness of global issues.
As the term continues, our learners are sharing their thoughts and ideas in our new work spaces. At BIS, we have created collaborative areas where we can share ideas and challenge each other’s thoughts. Take a moment to pause down the maths corridor and ponder over the problem of the week. You can then wander down the Computer and IT Corridor and add to ideas presented on the interactive wall. In the library, you can use the opinions of others to inform your next book choice. Corridor spaces are also being used for quiet spaces to read and standing desks to work at.
I look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming events next week. On Wednesday, we are hosting our inaugural “Welcome Back Parent-Teacher Mixer” at Topaz Italiano (Almaz Centre). Tickets are only 200,000VND and are now on sale in the Marketing Office. Please purchase tickets by Monday 10th September so we can confirm numbers.
Also next week, our school will celebrate its annual Moon Festival Assembly on Friday 14th September at 8:50am. All parents are invited and it promises to be a spectacular celebration of Vietnamese culture once again. Following the assembly, we are pleased to invite you to our free Hanoi Old Quarter Tour. This event is for parents who want to see how Moon Festival is celebrated in Vietnam and departure will be from our BIS foyer.
Ms Sue Hill, Principal